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DUNS Transition Extended

Effective October 2020 the transition of DUNS to the new Unique Entity Identifier has been extended.  If you are a company that is doing business with the federal government, or would like to you are required to obtain a DUNS number from DUN & Bradstreet.  Effective April of 2022 that action will change.  The original transition was set for December 2020 but it was found that the [...]

Simple Steps To Qualify For The GSA Schedule

To qualify to apply for the GSA MAS Program there are a few pre-qualifications. Watch the video below to find out what they are: https://youtu.be/jaY-WqohCqA Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment or contacting us at admin@gsaproposalmaven.com  Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses grow with GSA schedules  Get her FREE VIDEO REPORT, “Top 5 Secrets You Need [...]

Does GSA Buy What I Sell

Are you a business that is interested in a GSA schedule? Not sure if GSA buys what you sell? It's not difficult once its explained.  Watch my brief video below. Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment or contacting us at admin@gsaproposalmaven.com  Ilene Giles is a GSA schedules expert that has helped thousands of businesses grow with GSA schedules  Get her [...]

Extension Of 8(a) Program

SBA allows participants to remain in the 8a Certification program for nine years but, due to the pandemic and uncertainty of federal opportunities some participants have considered requesting a suspension until the pandemic subsides.  To assist participants Congress has been working to extend the program for one year for those who  have entered the program on or before September 9, 2020 under Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense [...]

GSA Advantage Catalog Migration

GSA recently extended the catalog migration update for GSA MAS schedule holders.  GSA Advantage catalogs were previously expected to be migrated by the schedule holders before the end October 2020.  The agency has now extended the catalog updates to the end of March 2021.  If your catalog is not migrated by that time it will be removed. Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a [...]

RFI-GSA Vendor Support Center

For the improvement of GSA's Vendor Support Center (VSC) the agency is requesting industry to participate in a Request For Information.  The VSC is a longstanding learning center for the agency that  current and potential GSA contract holders can complete online training and certificates, Transactional Data Reporting, MAS guidance, etc. To complete the market research form or view the RFI click here Was this post helpful? Let [...]

Professional Services Category Roundtable

Small, mid-tier, and large businesses are being invited to attend a virtual Professional Services Category Roundtable to capture data and input on various issues.  The forums will be held on December 1 and December 2 dependent upon business size.  The schedule is as follows: Small Businesses: Tuesday, December 1 @ 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST Mid-Tier Businesses: Wednesday, December 2 @ 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST Large [...]

RFI For GSA Catalog Management

The General Services Administration (GSA) recently announced that they are looking to modernize the catalog management infrastructure and develop the Common Catalog Platform (CCP).  This new development will replace the Schedule Input Program (SIP).  All GSA MAS contract holders who engage in catalog management activities are encouraged to apply. To respond to this RFI click here Was this post helpful? Let us know by leaving a comment [...]

GSA Transitions To DocuSign

Amongst the many changes that are being made with the GSA schedules process the agency recently announced that contractors will have to digitally sign documents through DocuSign, this includes any documents in Emod and Eoffer.  The digital signature is to ensure an added security and provide a legal international recognized solution. The digital signature requirement will take place effective November 30, 2020.  GSA is also planning for [...]

Upcoming GSA MAS Refresh 5

A new Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) refresh 5 will be issued in November.  The word "refresh" is a terminology used by GSA referring to changes to the solicitations.  The upcoming changes to the current solicitation will be: Incorporate a new Section 889 “Part B” Representation Requirement in the System for Award Management (SAM). Remove GSAR 552.204-70 Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or [...]

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